Rebuilding the Walls of Jerusalem

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: July 14, 2017

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Submitted: July 14, 2017


A A A To be rebuilt, to be restored, to re-establish broken walls Of former gates now rising up, to them that will rejoice On assignment from the palace Nehemiah of noble rank With zest and zealous zeal A great work to begin, relinquish finding fault Continue the consigned course, even if by force A purposeful quest, yet enemies seek to oppress Chosen people of Jerusalem Their aim to hinder To turn our plans to cinders, of ruin again Aside from jeers and jokes, we evoke the passion inside From such a purpose as this For Nehemiah here to rebuild, not to rebel To hear of enemies plans, such work began Armed hands of spears and swords Guarding watchmen day and night, to then distract, a covert act To call him away, an unprincipled trip, good intentions not Yet passing times, forward seasons Gave no reason, for continued up-rise No scheme or lies, could dissolve desire Nor cause delay Gathered rules, with listening intent Help the people, re-join and restore customs, not law Promising years, place heathen aside, do not idolise A Saviour will return The writings of Malachi A faithful prophet, of faithful words

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